I’ve been doing this allergy-free cooking for 6 years now – imagine cooking for the holidays with no milk, no eggs, no nuts… but over the years I’ve figured out substitutions here and there. Most of the time it means making things by scratch, which can be time consuming.
This year our lives got a lot easier when So Delicious came out with a dairy free whipped topping called CoCo Whip! I found it in the freezer aisle at Whole Foods. They have a regular and a lite version. It stays frozen, but then you put it in the fridge for 4 hours before wanting to use it.
It tastes wonderful, of course there’s a hint of a coconut flavor since it’s, you know, made from coconuts. The texture is just as wonderful as a home made whipped topping or the other dairy-laden brands. The ingredients are top-8 allergen free, but do contain pea protein which some families with peanut allergies also avoid, so I thought I’d mention it.
My daughter (who has the food allergies) really loves it, which is a huge accolade since she’s pretty picky about new foods and generally doesn’t like sweets. We’ve tried the CoCo Whip on fresh berries as a dessert, on pie and in my family’s famous fruit salad recipe. Even the dairy eaters loved the fruit salad on Thanksgiving and didn’t seem to notice that it was a coconut whip instead of a dairy whip.
For some reasons So Delicious doesn’t have the product up on their web site yet, but I’ve seen them talking about the new CoCo Whip on Facebook and Twitter.
I paid for the CoCo Whip myself and am not affiliated with So Delicious in any way. You can find more of my food allergy posts, tips & recipes on my Food Allergy page. I’d also love to connect with you on my Marketing Mama facebook page and twitter. This post, and all posts on this blog, are written from my experiences as a parent of a child with food allergies. I am not a medical expert and encourage you to consult with a doctor on your personal medical situation.
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